The Latest From UMD AAUP

Open Letter: UMD AAUP Challenges UMD Covid Policies

We received an overwhelming response from our members last month when we surveyed you on the university leadership’s abrupt decision to drop classroom mask protections. As we outline in our…
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What’s in UMD’s Wallet? Presentation of Our Comprehensive Financial Analysis of UMD

We are excited to present the results of the UMD AAUP-commissioned comprehensive financial analysis of UMD College Park on Friday, April 22nd at 2pm. Professor Howard Bunsis, a distinguished professor…
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UMD AAUP Concerned about Elements of University’s Ten-year Strategic Planning Process

11 October 2021 Dear Provost Rice, We write in reference to the Strategic Planning process that you announced to the UMD community in your recent email on 23 September 2021…
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UMD AAUP Expresses Concerns about University Leadership’s Approach to COVID19 for the Spring Semester

17 January 2022 Dear President Pines, Provost Rice, and Chief Medical Officer Marinopoulos: As officers of our campus chapter of the American Association of University Professors, we write to express…
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Help us crack open UMD’s Finances!

Have you ever wondered how UMD spends all its money? Or why there always seems to be money available for athletics, fancy new buildings, and the sky-high salaries of university…
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Join us for UMD AAUP’s Fall Gathering!

You are invited to a gathering (yes in person!) to discuss AAUP priorities here at UMD-College Park and to meet each other. It will take place at The Hall on…
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Event Announcement: Labor Solidarity Picnic!

We are excited to write and invite you to the Labor Solidarity Picnic, which is being put on by the staff union AFSCME Local 1072 and the student organization USAS…
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Welcome Fall 2021 from UMD AAUP (+elections)!

The UMD AAUP Chapter is gearing up for an eventful year. As you may have heard, President Pines has hired the Huron Consulting Group to draft a Ten Year Strategic…
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